Fishers Mayor Scott Fadness is looking to be more cautious when it comes to bringing new developments to the growing I-69 corridor. Fadness is proposing that any potential developments at the 106th and 116th street interchanges go before the Fishers City Council for approval.
The mayor is proposing two ordinances that would allow the city to make sure any potential developments are in line with the overall goal of the corridor. The city also wants to to make sure any developments match the vision of the Fishers 2040 comprehensive plan, which aims to ensure the city’s financial sustainability.
"Our goal is not to fill up every piece of land as fast as we can. We do not want just any development. We want the right development." said Fadness. "Our goal is to be thoughtful and intentional to encourage building the kind of environment our residents want, including trail connectivity and more entertainment amenities. Today’s businesses want the same."
Fishers has made several big development announcements over the past few months. In November, the city announced it landed the state’s first IKEA location. In January, Texas-based Topgolf International Inc. announced its plans to build a 65,000 square-foot location in Fishers. Both developments are slated for completion in 2017.
The ordinance proposals for 106th and 116th Streets will go before the Fishers Plan Commission on May 10. If approved, the Fishers City Council could adopt them at the next council meeting on May 16. The city says the ordinances are temporary and will be in effect for 120 days, if adopted, during which time the mayor and city council will work on a plan to address any zoning conflicts.